Lockhart Stadium – until 2019
|Country||United States of America|
|Clubs||Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|Last renovation year||2015|
|Address||5201 NW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, USA|
Lockhart Stadium – historical stadium description
New stadium in northern Fort Lauderdale was built in 1959 to provide American football and track & field facilities for four local schools. Academics remained in charge of it for nearly two decades, until Fort Lauderdale Strikers moved in as secondary tenants.
The football/soccer team began a very rich history of this discipline in Fort Lauderdale by early 1980s, hardly matched by any other venue in the US. Though Strikers relocated several times to other places, in 1998 thorough reconfiguration of the stadium to ‘soccer-specific’ was done. Back then for the soon-defunct Miami Fusion MLS team, later for the Strikers again.
The redevelopment made Lockhart Stadium the first one in the US to become soccer-specific, preceding the new home of Columbus Crew by several months. In 2015 some seats were replaced by new ones in yellow-red colours, matching those of the Strikers.
Named after former city commissioner H. Y. "Doug" Lockhart, the stadium also played host to various other soccer events, including officials games of the USA like that against Mexico in 1980, when the hosts managed to beat southern rivals for the first time in 46 years.
Miami: Beckham's dream has come true
Inter Miami will finally get a new venue. On April 28, Miami city commissioners approved by a vote of 4-1 a proposed stadium and land deal for David Beckham's club. This is a major milestone in the history of this recently founded franchise.
New stadium: Beckham's sensational temporary home
It's one of the most spectacular projects we've described, between design and delivery taking just over 10 months. It may be temporary by definition but it seems the stadium is here to stay for more than a couple years.
Miami: Lockhart Stadium demolition begins
The famous Floridian football stadium will soon be no more. Its demolition has officially begun on Wednesday despite competing bidder for the site still being eager to appeal the decision.
New design: The other Lockhart Stadium
This time it's not about Inter Miami looking for other sites, it would simply be their second stadium. Or first, actually, because it could be ready for opening as soon as May of next year!
Florida: Inter Miami propose demolition of Lockhart Stadium
While their main stadium is expected to move forward, the newly-forming MLS franchise are also proposing to demolish one of American soccer's most known stadia, Lockhart in Fort Lauderdale.